An Unwilling Husband

An Unwilling Husband

by Tera Shanley


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ISBN-13: 9781616507657
Publisher: Random House
Publication date: 05/05/2014
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.53(d)

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An Unwilling Husband 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Innocent, Beautiful Love Story Review by: Red's Hot Reads 5 Stars!!!!! <i> This book was amazing love story. Garret Shaw a rancher is saddled into a marriage he does not want. Little does he know the sassy redhead Maggie Flemming is the &ldquo;Margaret Flemming&rdquo; childhood friend that left him behind so long ago. Garret had a rough upbringing after his friend left him in Rockdale, Texas. His father abused him nearly killing him. Garret was rough around the edges and a bit bitter. Margaret did not have much better of an upbringing. She was brought up by a terrible hag of an Aunt in a society she never wanted to belong to. She sets out to live with her father in Texas. Margaret is so excited to see her childhood friend and father but when tragedy strikes, Garret and Maggie are thrown together into a relationship neither is sure they can survive. There are so many emotions you feel in this book; love, laughter, innocence shattered, heart-break, triumph and pure joy. The tension between the characters was like a spring. The angst served a purpose and the sexual tension was sweet and old fashion. This was such a refreshing read. I had to use my imagination for the love scenes and was begging for the couple to share their first kiss. As simple as that first kiss was written it made me swoon throughout the entire book. Margaret&rsquo;s personality heals Garret&rsquo;s soul. Together they become one. The flow of the story was very smooth and did not leave any gaps for me to wonder what was going on. The book is a stand-alone novel and has a wonderful look-ahead epilogue that completes the book beautifully. (even though I would love to see more of the couple) I am still satisfied. This is my first Tera Shanley book. I fell in love with these characters and would highly recommend this book. I will be adding Ms. Shanley&rsquo;s other books to my TBR. Favorite Quotes: They didn&rsquo;t have to speak the same language. They both knew heartache. He wanted a piece of her soul. Would wrench it from her body and hold it in his hand. Asked her to trust him with a piece of herself, and she could only thing of one thing that held any meaning to her. &ldquo;You&rsquo;ll leave me, Maggie. I can&rsquo;t give my heart to you. I can&rsquo;t go through what my pa and Roy went through. I don&rsquo;t have it in me.&rdquo; &ndash; Garret He took his time, revered her, touched every inch of skin and emotion she possessed. Gazing into her eyes, he touched her lips ever so lovingly with his. And amidst satiated sighs and soft moans, she connected with him, to the depths of their souls. She&rsquo;d been as thirsty for his skin as he was for hers. &ldquo;I love you, Maggie. I think a piece of me always has, and the rest of me always will.&rdquo; - Garret</i>
KimRocha More than 1 year ago
Margaret Flemming returns to the only place she truly ever felt was a home to her, following the death of her mother. Texas bound from Boston, where she lived under the ruling thumb of her disagreeable, uptight and insulting aunt, Maggie hopes her &quot;father&quot; will be happy to see her after so many years. Not able to live comfortably in the West, Maggie's mother retreats to the comforts of Boston society, taking her daughter away from the kindest man she could ever call father and her best friend, a young Garret Shaw. Now years later, Maggie is back, but her happiness is short-lived when she comes across a much altered Garret Shaw, who is cynical and angry, he doesn't even recognize Maggie, which cuts her in two. Tragedy strikes when an accident takes Maggie's beloved father away from her almost as soon as she arrives and she is left alone.  When the cold Garret informs Maggie that they will immediately be married, he gives her orders on which dress to wear for the wedding ceremony which takes place the day after Maggie's father dies. In defiance, Maggie wears a red dress, because no one is going to tell her what to do, especially after she ran from Boston to get away for that over-bearing aunt. Deep down inside, marriage to Garret is all she ever wanted since she was a little girl. She compared every man she ever came across to him, but when faced with the extremely bossy and ornery Garret, she is taken aback and doesn't know what to do.  Garret is sure than when the going gets tough, Maggie will get going, much like she did back when they were childhood friends. His mistrust of her intentions causes such a rift, but Maggie is determined to prove Garret wrong, and with the help of her new Indian girlfriend Lenny, who takes Maggie under her wing and shows her what it takes to get Garret to respect her AN UNWILLING HUSBAND by Tera Shanley had me rooting for the underdog named Maggie from the first. Garret put the blame on her for leaving him high and dry, like she didn't have a mother who put her on a train back to Boston. Maggie Shaw shows her husband a lesson or two that make him take notice, and when the male townsfolk take even more notice of the saucy redhead, steam starts to flow from Garret. I really enjoyed this story, it was nothing I ever expected with it's twists and turns. This is the first book I have had the pleasure of reading by author, Tera Shanley and it won't be the last.
twimom101 More than 1 year ago
Margaret Flemming is starting her life over and moving back to the one place she always thought of as home. Now that she is back in Texas and out from under the thumb of her hateful Aunt, she feels as if she can finally breathe and be happy. That is until her run in on day one with her childhood friend and first and only love, Garret Shaw. He makes it clear she is not welcomed here and is sure to tell her at every turn. But when sudden tragedy strikes, Maggie and Garret are forced into an arrangement that doesn't just stop at them. Life as they know it just got a whole lot harder in this Old West town. And for one of them, it just may mean a certain death. ** For the first time in as long as she could remember, she could breathe. ** I took my time with this one. I didn't want to rush through it and throw it in the 'read' pile I have piling up. I wanted to experience this story and I wanted to see what it felt like to live back during the Old West. I am pretty sure I have never read a book during this time before. So that was all the more reason to sit back and enjoy it. And I gotta say, I love it. I loved the 'talk' of people back then and how people had to work for their food and home. Lover of all things instant gratification? Too bad. You'd be out of luck here. And by you I mean me. It would be fun for all of 1 hour. Then I would be found in the fetal position crying for a real bath and ice cream. Garret has his reasons for not liking Maggie any more. And they started the day she up and left him many years ago. Is the reason justified? Absolutely not. She was a child under her mother's care. But try telling that to a hurt teenage Garret who felt such a loss that day. It is going to take much time and convincing to get him to open his heart back up. ** Her wardrobe would have to be adjusted, just as her soul and body would. She'd show them she could be much more than just a proper lady. ** Maggie is a firecracker. I loved her attitude and how she wouldn't let Garret find fault with her in anything. Always working as hard as she could to prove that she was sticking around for good. Even to the point of hurting herself. But if that is what it takes, she is willing to do it. She wants him and everyone else at the ranch to know she is here for the long haul. In the end I adored the characters and their feistiness, I found the book to be enjoyable and entertaining, and I actually ended up craving more. Yes, I would love to see this world continued on. Shanley is absolutely one of my favorite new authors and it seems she can write just about anything. Be sure to pick this book up once it is out. 5 Stars!
Anonymous 9 months ago
Good book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved spending time reading this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The characters, Maggie and Garrett, along with Lenny, Cookie, Burke and Wells will grab your attention from the beginning. I loved the character, Maggie with her strength and sense of humor, along with her use of non-ladylike words.:) I enjoyed reading about Maggie and Lenny's deep friendship (white woman and native american woman ) and Lenny's reason for not letting people know she spoke and understood English. There was sections in which I was not happy with Garrett, but understood his reasoning because of his childhood, but Maggie hung in there and she was no wimp, she gave as good as she got...even with Anna, the nerve of the woman trying to go after Maggie's husband. My girl, Maggie was not having it and she put the woman in her plasce. You will have to read the story to find out. Maggie & Garrett, a great story and Lenny & Burke...I lol during the oart where they meet up with the 4 Indians. Great HEA! I recieved this book as a freebie from the author. The opinion of this book is my own and recommend it only because it is a good story. ***vrnb***
Sunshine_80 More than 1 year ago
I am not a big Historical Western Romance fan but I thought I would give this book a try. Honestly, I am still not a fan but this book was really good. There were so many emotions and the story was not boring. I think that if you like the genre you will love this book. You get to see how old friends deal with each other as adults and how they deal with stresses that come from living on a ranch in Texas. I am giving this book 4 out of 5 stars. It is a really great story and you will love the characters. They are strong and you want everything to work out for them.
WorldsCollide More than 1 year ago
A sweet and delightful romance, An Unwilling Husband was a wonderful read. I really liked this book and I enjoyed reading it. Margaret was a lovely heroine. She was tougher than most people gave her credit for, despite her high society background. She was strong, determined, and a generally likable character. I thought she was great. Garret was also wonderful. He had some serious walls up, but even when he was hiding behind them, it was clear that he was a sweet and good man at heart. He was a little stubborn, but also adorable. I really liked him as well. The romance was good. I wish there had been more to it. Like, more scenes where they are together and reconnecting, so that we could see the romance develop. But, I still thought they were very sweet together. I loved how, even after years apart, their childhood affection was there and it only grew when they reunited. And, for those who want to know, this was a clean romance. I thought these two were a lovely couple. The plot took a few chapters to start up but, once it did, I was kept interested the entire way through. There were a few twists that took me by surprise. I enjoyed the story and the ending was perfect. An Unwilling Husband was a wonderful romance that I really enjoyed reading. It was sweet and truly lovely. Romance lovers, this is a book worth checking out. *I received a complimentary copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review